A Spell of Good Things
“A Spell of Good Things” by Ayobami Adebayo is a dazzling story of modern Nigeria and the complex intersection of wealth, power, romantic obsession, and political corruption. The book follows the lives of two central characters, Eniola, a boy from a struggling family, and Wuraola, a wealthy doctor from a well-to-do family. As the story unfolds, their lives become intertwined through the actions of a local politician, and the riptides of their respective worlds collide in ways that neither could have imagined.
Adebayo masterfully weaves together the experiences of these two characters to shed light on the vast divide between the haves and have-nots in modern-day Nigeria, and explores the shared humanity that lives in between. This novel is in the lineage of great works by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and is a must-read for fans of literary fiction, political commentary, or simply a well-told story. With its captivating characters and haunting themes, “A Spell of Good Things” is a spellbinding novel that will leave a lasting impression on all who read it.
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